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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Quayle Makes Important Point in NY Times Piece on the Tea Party Movement

As a libertarian I almost always vote Republican. Though I do not consider myself "conservative," I acknowledge that the stance of conservatives on fiscal issues is much closer to that of libertarians, whereas that of Democrats is the polar opposite. On social issues, though I disagree with Conservatives on many issues, I agree on many as well. On those I am opposed, I have no trouble with understanding the reasons for the conservative position. And while I do not believe the government, for example, has any right to outlaw certain substances, I don't believe that marijuana being illegal is a threat to the American Way of Life, I do believe that the welfare state is such a threat.
The link and a few excerpts...
Dan Quayle: Don't let the tea party go Perot

By Dan Quayle
Sunday, April 4, 2010

"Like many influential causes before it, the "tea party" movement appeared on the scene uninvited by the political establishment. Democrats in the White House and in Congress recognize it for what it is -- a spontaneous and pointed response to the Obama agenda"

"Speaking on behalf of the Bush-Quayle campaign, to this day we firmly believe that Perot cost the Republican Party the White House."

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